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US Dollar exchange rates

Research guide

Updated: 06 Oct 2022 Update History

This page lists some sources specialising in US Dollar exchange rates.

How the Library can help

The ICAEW Library has compiled this guide to help everyone to find the exchange rates they need.

The Library enquiry team can also help ICAEW members, ACA students and other authorised users with requests for exchange rates from a variety of print and online sources. If you would like to know more about the information we can offer, please call us on +44 (0)20 7920 8620, email library@icaew.com or contact us through webchat.

Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United States. It publishes US Dollar exchange rates in the following tables:

The H.10 Country Data section provides daily exchange rates for the US Dollar back to 1971.

The Federal Reserve site states that the daily rates included in the H.10 weekly release are "certified by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for customs purposes as required by section 522 of the amended Tariff Act of 1930", and "also those required by the SEC for the integrated disclosure system for foreign private issuers".

International Financial Statistics

International Financial Statistics is a database (formerly a print periodical) from the International Monetary Fund, which is updated monthly.

It contains monthly, quarterly, and annual exchange rates data for the US Dollar against the ECU, Euro, and SDR. In each case, both end-of-period rates and period average rates are given.

Data may be retrieved online, using the IMF Data query tool. The IMF website provides instructions on how to use this tool.

As well as this online availability, the ICAEW Library & Information Service holds print copies of the January and July editions from 2007 until 2012 (plus a copy of the edition for December 2012). Each print volume holds: annual figures for the previous 7 years; quarterly figures for the previous 3 years; and monthly figures for the previous 9 months.

Wall Street Journal

The Journal publishes exchange rates in the Market Data section of its website. This data is sourced from FactSet and Tullett Prebon. Historical rates can be accessed via the 'Historical Prices' and 'Advanced Charting' tools, on each exchange rate page. The earliest data available is for March 2006.

Measuring Worth

This is an independent service operated by Samuel H. Williamson, an American academic. It gives exchange rate data over a much longer period than most other sites, including:

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